Filtering by Tag: Xbox 360
Exactly one week had passed since the launch of the PlayStation 4, and once again I was at my local UPS Customer Center to pick up my Xbox One, a trick I had learned on reddit that would net me the console several hours earlier than if I waited for delivery to my home. I had just dropped off Kitty and White Fluffy Kitty at the vet for boarding, as my brother and I were leaving the next day to visit my mom in Kansas for her birthday and Thanksgiving, returning on November 30th. Eight years ago to the day - November 22nd, 2005 - I was picking up my Xbox 360 from GameStop on my way to Indiana to visit with family and wouldn't get the chance to properly play the console until I got back home and hooked it up to my very first HDTV. Perhaps the next time Microsoft releases a console I'll actually be home to play it!
I did manage to capture myself messing around with the user interface a bit before having to get ready for our flight, along with strapping a GoPro to my forehead beforehand as I drove to UPS and unboxed the console. I wanted to release this on the 22nd but didn't have enough time before leaving for Kansas, though I had managed to livestream my first Xbox Fitness workout. I had ten people watching me exercise. Weird!
Now we're back and I finally play some games!
Here's the video I made, along with relevant timestamps:
2:22 - Unboxing the Xbox One
12:37 - Turning it on for the first time
14:00 - Initial setup
24:18 - After the update
24:38 - Kinect setup
28:45 - Setup Complete. Intro video.
30:00 - Home screen
30:30 - "Let us show you around". Xbox One tour.
33:11 - Speech Tutorial
42:19 - Friends
43:07 - Gamerpics
44:37 - Posing for Gamerpic with Avatar
45:58 - Friends continued
47:22 - Jeff Gerstmann's "KI Dance" Game Clip
49:03 - Achievements
53:20 - Brad Shoemaker's "Ryse: Son of Rome" Game Clip
56:28 - Internet Explorer
58:10 - Watching a YouTube video via Internet Explorer
1:01:24 - Totally topical Charlie Sheen jokes by the Xbox One tutorial narrator. Who thought that was a good idea?
1:07:21 - Privacy settings
1:08:16 - Settings
1:16:20 - Customizing Avatar
1:21:00 - "Xbox, Bing Killer Instinct"
1:23:15 - "Xbox, Use a Code" - Scanning Day One Achievement
1:24:06 - Xbox Music
1:28:09 - Xbox Movies & TV
1:29:22 - My appearance as a strip club patron in the We're the Millers trailer
1:32:27 - My games & apps
1:33:27 - Apps
1:36:30 - "Xbox, Snap"
1:39:12 - Twitch
1:40:55 - Trying to Snap Netflix while watching Twitch
1:41:44 - Netflix
1:43:45 - Xbox Fitness
1:49:25 - Snapping Twitch while using Xbox Fitness
1:51:48 - Hulu Plus
This is my first game of Grifball in Halo 4. I was playing with my friend Jarvis and testing my Elgato Game Capture HD. I was caught off guard by the new sound effects and the round not ending when someone scores!
I still got mad Grifball skillz.
Further testing my Elgato Game Capture HD, I played Halo 4: Spartan Ops with my friend Jarvis. This is Chapter 6: Scattered, Episode 1: Escape Plan.
I've become incredibly bored by Halo 4 for some reason. I'm not interested in continuing Spartan Ops at all, and my general apathy results in a lot of sloppiness and death. Maybe I should put it on Easy and just rush through it all, as I am interested in seeing how the story plays out.
Testing out my Elgato Game Capture HD some more, I played a multiplayer match of Halo 4 for the first time since 2012. I was playing with my friend Jarvis on Big Team Infinity Slayer on Ragnarok. I have to say, for someone who hadn't played in so long, I didn't do too bad!
This is the first video I made using my new Elgato Game Capture HD. It's a video of me playing level 9 (The Electric Clyde) of Cloning Clyde on the Xbox 360. It had been years since I last played it, hence why it took me so long to complete the level.
White Fluffy Kitty
So me, my brother, and our friend Jarvis were playing Episode 3 of Halo 4's Spartan Ops mode earlier tonight when we came across these tiny Covenant in Chapter 2: "Galileo". For a second I thought they were just invisible Elites until I saw how close the guns were to the floor. Then I thought they were stuck in the ground. It wasn't until a couple of minutes later that I got a closer look, only to discover that we were fighting tiny Covenant! They were adorable. I felt like I was playing Duke Nukem Forever or something.
I'm talking to my brother and our friend Jarvis over the headset while using my right hand to hold the video camera and using my left on the Xbox 360 controller. I plan on getting capture gear at some point, but hopefully you all can spot how totally cute and tiny these Covvie are.
OK, time to go play some Hotline Miami.
I thought this was kind of funny. I clicked on The Amazing Spider-Man ad that's currently on the Xbox 360 dashboard and was greeted with a small clip of Andrew Garfield, the film's star, promoting the film for Xbox Live. These promotions always seemed like one of the worst parts of an artist's job, be it an actor or musician or something else, where the interviewer wants the interviewee to record a quick clip or sound bite of them mentioning the service the interviewer works for (like a radio station or Video on Demand channel) or, in some cases I've seen, the interviewer's personal website/podcast. In my experience, it usually comes off as disingenuous, and understandably so. It's even worse when you know that artist has never heard of the thing they're promoting!
Anyway, no ill will toward Andrew. I just thought it was amusing.
He could also just be really, really tired. Press tours can be pretty grueling.
The Art of Video Games: Xbox 360
Smithsonian American Art Museum
September 2nd, 2012
|Target||Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2|
|Adventure||Mass Effect 2|
|Tactics||The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II|